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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] sysctl: Undeprecate sys_sysctl
    On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 12:00:10PM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
    > Now that I know there are a few real users the only sane way to
    > proceed with deprecation is to push the time limit out to a year or
    > two work and work with distributions that have big testing pools like
    > fedora core to find these last remaining users.

    Some early boot code needs to know the kernel version and
    it needs to do it before /proc is mounted and potentially in order
    to run mount. In places it has its role but only in places.

    > diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
    > index c8b2624..e85e554 100644
    > --- a/init/Kconfig
    > +++ b/init/Kconfig
    > @@ -304,7 +304,7 @@ config UID16
    > config SYSCTL_SYSCALL
    > bool "Sysctl syscall support" if EMBEDDED
    > - default n
    > + default y
    > select SYSCTL
    > ---help---
    > Enable the deprecated sysctl system call. sys_sysctl uses
    > --
    > 1.4.2.rc3.g7e18e-dirty

    Acked-by: Alan Cox <>
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